Ex-Terp Shaun Hill, ex-Poet Tavon Austin lead Rams rout of Redskins

A former Terps quarterback and recent Dunbar star led a rout of the hapless Redskins on Sunday.

St. Louis quarterback Shaun Hill (Maryland) was 16-for-22 for 213 yards and two touchdowns and wide receiver-punt returner Tavon Austin (Dunbar) had a combined 203 yards of total offense as the Rams dominated the Washington Redskins, 24-0, on Sunday at FedEx Field. Hill opened St.Louis' scoring with a 35-yard pass to tight end Jared Cook in the second quarter; he also found him a quarter later from a yard out as the Rams went up 17-0. Austin, who had five carries for 46 yards and two catches for 14 yards, capped the game's scoring with a 78-yard punt return for a touchdown. He finished with four returns for 143 yards total, an average of 35.8 per return.

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UMBC to play Virginia in College Cup at 5 p.m. Friday

The UMBC men's soccer team will face No. 16 seed Virginia at 5 p.m. Friday in the first semifinal of the NCAA Division I College Cup at WakeMed Soccer Stadium in Cary, N.C., the school announced. The match will be televised by ESPNU. The Retrievers (14-5-5) enter the game against the Cavaliers (12-6-3) unbeaten in their past 10 (8-0-2) and have not allowed a goal in 400 minutes of tournament play.

Major League Soccer: A defense featuring former Terps Omar Gonzalez, A.J. DeLaGarza and Robbie Rogers led the host LA Galaxy past the New England Revolution, 2-1, in the MLS Cup. New England rookie attacker Patrick Mullins (Maryland) helped tie the score late in the second half after chasing down a through ball and assisting Chris Tierney on a goal.

Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers (1-4) rallied from a 20-point second-half deficit but fell, 132-130, to the Beltway Bombers (5-0) on Saturday night in La Plata. James Johnson led the Shuckers with 29 points.

Roller derby: The Charm City Roller Girls will host a co-ed boot camp Feb. 1 to April 4 for participants 18 and older. Female registrants who successfully complete the course will be able to try out for CCRG, and male participants may try out for Harm City Havoc. Registration is $100 and ends Jan. 30 on MissionTix.com.

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